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FRRouting
FRRouting is an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms that has been under rapid development.

An Introduction to FRRouting

I recently learned about FRRouting (FRR), an IP routing protocol suite for Linux and Unix platforms. FRR has been under rapid development since the first release in April 2017. So, they just turned one, and they recently released version 4.0 of the software. According to the website, this release...
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VPNFilter: New Router Malware with Destructive Capabilities

Unlike most other IoT threats, malware can survive reboot. A new threat which targets a range of routers and network-attached storage (NAS) devices is capable of knocking out infected devices by rendering them unusable. The malware, known as VPNFilter, is unlike most other IoT threats because it...
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Open Source SDN Project Could Let Network Admins Duplicate Production Environments

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is an increasingly attractive option for organizations looking to automate more of their data center operations. However, SDN deployments typically accompany vendor lock-in, as hardware manufacturers such as Cisco provide proprietary software solutions to go with...
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Spanning the Tree: Dr. Radia Perlman & Untangling Networks

As computer networks get bigger, it becomes increasingly hard to keep track of the flow of data over this network. How do you route data, making sure that the data is spread to all parts of the network? You use an algorithm called the spanning tree protocol — just one of the contributions to...
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Hyperledger
A recent webinar from The Linux Foundation now available online focuses particularly on making Hyperledger projects more approachable.

How to Get Involved with Hyperledger Projects

Few technology trends have as much momentum as blockchain — which is now impacting industries from banking to healthcare. The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Project is helping drive this momentum as well as providing leadership around this complex technology, and many people are interested in...
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​ICANN Makes Last Minute WHOIS Changes to Address GDPR Requirements

The Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) struggled and sweated and with days left came up with a way to make the Domain Name System (DNS) and WHOIS, the master database of who owns what website name, compliant with the European Union (EU)'s General...
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Linux Foundation Networking
LFN's membership continues to grow as Sprint comes aboard.

This Week in Open Source News: Sprint Joins LF Networking Fund, Blockchain Consolidation Predictions & More

This week in open source and Linux news, Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf predicts blockchain consolidation, Sprint joins LFN and ORAN Alliance, AGL is furthering the connected car movement in new and comprehensive ways, and more! 1) Hyperledger's Brian Behlendorf "predicts the industry will begin to...
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What Is a Blockchain?

So, what is a blockchain? It's a complicated question because the inventor of Bitcoin, the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto, didn't use the term in the original Bitcoin paper. For many, “the blockchain” is nothing more than a shorthand for "how Bitcoin works." But more usefully, the blockchain is a...
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People Are Freaking Out That PGP Is ‘Broken’—But You Shouldn’t Be Using It Anyway

Hackers that can intercept your encrypted emails, or steal your emails from your computer or a server, may be able to decrypt them taking advantage of new vulnerabilities found in the way some email clients treat HTML. On Monday, the world was reminded once again that the almost 30-year-old...
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SDN
Wendy Cartee, Nick McKeown, Guru Parulkar, and Chris Wright discuss the first 10 years of software defined networking at Open Networking Summit North America.

The First 10 Years of Software Defined Networking

In 2008, if you wanted to build a network, you had to build it from the same switch and router equipment that everyone else had, according to Nick McKeown, co-founder of Barefoot Networks, speaking as part of a panel of networking experts at Open Networking Summit North America.  Equipment was...
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